2020 Back to School Guide

Back to School Guide 2020

This school year, we are very excited to partner with amazing companies such as Faber Castell, Magformers, Thames & Kosmos, Creativity for Kids, Miniland, GuideDots, The UPside Delivered, and Little Global Citizens to bring you amazing back to school products that will get your kids excited about going back to school! As educators we look … [Read more…]

Tastes Around the World: The eat2explore Cooking Subscription Kit

Tastes from Around the World eat2explore subscription

Get a stamp in your passport! One of my fondest memories from traveling to Paris was tasting amazing food from breakfast to dinner! From the rich and tender beef bourguignon to the light caf√© √©clair, I became a Francophile in a three-day stopover in the city of lights. Fresh flavors and ingredients are unique to … [Read more…]

Know Before You Go: Safety Measures at Wild West City

Safety Measures at Wild West City

With so many days inside our homes, New Jersey is determined to move around! Talking to colleagues, researching online, and brainstorming with friends, there is a focus to be outdoors as we still struggle with a global pandemic. As parents, we wonder what allows our families to be safe as we visit destinations but at … [Read more…]

NJ Day Trips: Hiking Fun & Outdoor Adventures

Hiking Fun & Outdoor Adventures

Adventure Awaits! There is nothing like the outdoors! It allows you to take a deep breath of fresh air and find some peace and tranquility. Whether it is hiking, camping, or fishing, New Jersey offers many opportunities for families to explore. In this post, we have compiled our many outdoor posts to help encourage you … [Read more…]

Museum Fun: Questions and Activities to Enhance Your Trip

Museum Fun Questions and Activities to Enhance your Trip (2)

Transporting us back in time or encouraging us to imagine the future, museums are educational centers that inspire us. At Mommy University, we have boasted about the multiple benefits of bringing children to museums whether art, science, or history. After a recent visit to the Baltimore Museum of Art, however, I realized that there are … [Read more…]

Hike New Jersey: Schooley’s Mountain

Hike New Jersey Schooleys Mountain

There is nothing like encountering a waterfall during a hike to perk your spirits and energize you for the remainder of the adventure. Schooley’s Mountain offers a two tier waterfall that can be found through a calm stroll starting from Lake George or, for those who want a challenge, you can scale the rocky terrain. … [Read more…]

Amazing Lavender Fields in New Jersey

Amazing Lavender Fields in New Jersey

While we have loved visiting sunflowers in New Jersey, we realized that there are other floral experiences in the garden state. Known for so many health benefits, lavender was a favorite scent of the original blue eyes himself Frank Sinatra, and it really does have a lovely rich scent. From cooking to therapeutic purposes, lavender … [Read more…]

Hike New Jersey: Buttermilk Falls Natural Area

Hike New Jersey _ Buttermilk Falls Natural Area

One of our first hikes as a family brought us to Buttermilk Falls Natural Area located in Mendham, New Jersey. What emerged as a recommendation from one of our readers led to an interesting discovery, including there are two Buttermilk Falls in New Jersey! The second one, located in Sussex County, boasts of a stunning … [Read more…]

Six Flags Great Adventure Brings Back the Drive Thru Safari

Six Flags Great Adventure Brings Back Drive Thru Wild Safari

Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! This summer, tour over 350 acres of terrain in New Jersey that replicates 11 simulated natural habitats housing over 1,200 exotic creatures from six continents! Six Flags Great Adventure has brought back a family favorite which is the Wild Safari Drive Thru starting on May 30, 2020. As we … [Read more…]

Hiking Fun: Questions & Activities to Enhance Your Trip

Hiking Fun Questions and Activities to Enhance Your Trip

Get Outdoors! Now more than ever, getting outdoors and inhaling some fresh air has never been more paramount to our mental health. Absorbing Vitamin D from the sun has always helped improve my mood after a wet and dreary spring, yet hiking through the woods to smell, touch, and see nature can help restore balance … [Read more…]